external drive download location un-mounted

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stephen reinhardt

21 Nov, 2011 06:59 PM

LOVE this app! the only thing that is troublesome is when I unplug from my home network where i have my external drive on my desk. I have my external drive set to be the download location. When a new show downloads and I'm not at home, it doesn't start downloading and marks the episode as downloaded.

I would like a feature or checkbox that when download location isn't available it skips the download and keeps trying in the background until the download location is available again. In my case, when the hard drive is mounted again.

When I go out for my weekends and come back I have to manually go through all shows and manually download every episode that couldn't download due to external drive not being mounted.

I hope this makes sense. Or a feature to "disable" tv shows when a selected external drive ISN'T mounted?

Another issue related to this is when it tries to access the external to download the shows (and it isn't mounted), it marks the "episode save location" with an unkonwn icon instead of the blue folder icon, so I have to go in and re-find the folder so it can resume future episodes.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Víctor Pimentel on 21 Nov, 2011 09:27 PM

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    Hi Stephen,

    Maybe you could set the .torrent download in TVShows to just your Downloads folder (they are just a few KB) and then in Transmission set the actual video downloading to the external device. That way, I think, Transmission will add those torrents and then download them only when the device is connected.

    If that doesn't work as I say, in addition to that you can also Transmission to not start the downloading so that you can manually start them when the HD is connected. That would definitely work. And even then, it would be much less cumbersome than having to check every show.

    Anyway, I'll see if in the future it makes sense to add something like this. I think I have to add a check to see if the torrent was correctly downloaded :/

  2. Víctor Pimentel closed this discussion on 21 Nov, 2011 09:27 PM.

  3. Víctor Pimentel re-opened this discussion on 21 Nov, 2011 09:45 PM

  4. Support Staff 2 Posted by Víctor Pimentel on 21 Nov, 2011 09:45 PM

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    Actually, I just fixed it so in the next version it will mostly works as you expected, so in your setup it should work fine :)

  5. Víctor Pimentel closed this discussion on 21 Nov, 2011 09:46 PM.

  6. stephen reinhardt re-opened this discussion on 21 Nov, 2011 09:52 PM

  7. 3 Posted by stephen reinhar... on 21 Nov, 2011 09:52 PM

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    Wow, that was fast! Thanks so much!

  8. Víctor Pimentel closed this discussion on 21 Nov, 2011 10:18 PM.

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